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We are looking for a tree to plant in our backyard to provide some shade. We live in a location that gets lots of sun. We want something that will grow quickly, develop a canopy that we can walk under, will get approximately 20-30 feet tall, 15-20 feet wide, and not need a lot of water. Evergreen is probably out of the question. Any suggestions?
I think that your best bet may be a maple. Three maple species surfaced that meet your criteria of a quick growing, 20-30 feet tall tree with an equal or greater spread, that will do well in the sun.
--Acer circinatum, the vine maple (the only downside--this may be a bit shrubby for your landscape)
|Keywords||Shade trees, Fast growing trees, Ornamental trees, Acer|
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April 19 2012 16:02:30